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Wayne Messam on Abortion
Click here for 2 full quotes on Abortion OR other candidates on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Trust women to make their own decisions; period. (Jun 2019)
  • Abortion issue demagogued, should be left to the mother. (Apr 2019)
Wayne Messam on Budget & Economy
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Wayne Messam on Civil Rights
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  • We must face institutional racism across the board. (Mar 2019)
  • Silent about his stance on LGBTQ rights. (Mar 2019)
Wayne Messam on Corporations
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  • Trump tax cuts disproportionately benefits big business. (Aug 2019)
Wayne Messam on Crime
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  • Ban The Box: give ex-cons a second chance. (Apr 2019)
Wayne Messam on Drugs
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  • Let the states decide on legalizing marijuana. (Jul 2019)
  • Drug war has ruined thousands of lives. (Apr 2019)
Wayne Messam on Education
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  • One-time forgiveness of student debt, increase Pell Grants. (Jul 2019)
  • Address immediate student debt with one-time cancellation. (Apr 2019)
  • I built the greenest school in the Southeast US. (Apr 2019)
  • Relieve graduates of "crippling debt" from college loans. (Mar 2019)
  • First priority is resolving current student debt. (Mar 2019)
Wayne Messam on Energy & Oil
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  • Ban fracking. (Jul 2019)
  • Criticized Trump for quitting Paris Climate Accord. (Apr 2019)
  • Climate change is not a hoax; we need bold action. (Apr 2019)
  • Ran pro-climate firm, worked on "greenest school" in SE. (Apr 2019)
  • Address climate change to create jobs & keep us competitive. (Apr 2019)
Wayne Messam on Environment
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  • Nuclear energy falls short; no new nuke plants. (Apr 2019)
  • Supports fighting climate change. (Mar 2019)
Wayne Messam on Families & Children
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Wayne Messam on Foreign Policy
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  • American standing in the world is in complete decay. (Apr 2019)
Wayne Messam on Free Trade
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  • Use tariffs to crack down on certain countries. (Nov 2019)
  • Use tariffs to crack down on certain countries. (Jul 2019)
Wayne Messam on Government Reform
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  • Eliminate the Electoral College. (Jul 2019)
  • End barriers to voting. (Apr 2019)
Wayne Messam on Gun Control
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  • No guns for mentally ill, domestic abusers, watch lists. (Jul 2019)
  • Sued state of Florida to allow municipal gun control. (Apr 2019)
  • Reduce gun violence by 50%. (Apr 2019)
  • Opposed state law preventing discussion of gun control. (Mar 2019)
Wayne Messam on Health Care
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  • Support negotiating drug prices for Medicare outpatients. (Jul 2019)
  • Medicare-for-All okay; open to any expansion of health care. (Apr 2019)
  • People are dying due to high prescription drug prices. (Apr 2019)
  • Health Care is a right, not a privilege. (Mar 2019)
Wayne Messam on Homeland Security
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Wayne Messam on Immigration
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  • Repeal the illegal entry statute (Section 1325). (Jul 2019)
  • Reform system top to bottom to be safer & more inclusive. (Apr 2019)
  • Blocked immigration enforcement on city property. (Mar 2019)
Wayne Messam on Jobs
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  • Calls for living wage; raised city worker minimum to $12/hr. (Jul 2019)
  • Invest in training the entrepreneurs of today and tomorrow. (Apr 2019)
  • Supported boosting minimum wage. (Mar 2019)
Wayne Messam on Principles & Values
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Wayne Messam on Social Security
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Wayne Messam on Tax Reform
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  • Shifting tax burden from business not in national interest. (Apr 2019)
Wayne Messam on Technology
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Wayne Messam on War & Peace
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Wayne Messam on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Trust women to make their own decisions; period: Strongly Favors topic 1
Abortion issue demagogued, should be left to the mother: Strongly Favors topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
We must face institutional racism across the board: Favors topic 2
No opinion on topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(0 points on Social scale)
Silent about his stance on LGBTQ rights: Neutral on topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Support negotiating drug prices for Medicare outpatients: Favors topic 5
Medicare-for-All okay; open to any expansion of health care: Favors topic 5
People are dying due to high prescription drug prices: Strongly Favors topic 5
Health Care is a right, not a privilege: Strongly Favors topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Relieve graduates of "crippling debt" from college loans: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+5 points on Social scale)
Nuclear energy falls short; no new nuke plants: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
Ban The Box: give ex-cons a second chance: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
No guns for mentally ill, domestic abusers, watch lists: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Sued state of Florida to allow municipal gun control: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Reduce gun violence by 50%: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Opposed state law preventing discussion of gun control: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Trump tax cuts disproportionately benefits big business: Strongly Favors topic 11
Shifting tax burden from business not in national interest: Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Repeal the illegal entry statute (Section 1325): Strongly Favors topic 12
Reform system top to bottom to be safer & more inclusive: Strongly Favors topic 12
Blocked immigration enforcement on city property: Strongly Favors topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Use tariffs to crack down on certain countries: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Use tariffs to crack down on certain countries: Opposes topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-5 points on Economic scale)
American standing in the world is in complete decay: Strongly Opposes topic 14
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Eliminate the Electoral College: Favors topic 16
End barriers to voting: Strongly Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Ban fracking: Favors topic 18
Criticized Trump for quitting Paris Climate Accord: Favors topic 18
I built the greenest school in the Southeast US: Favors topic 18
Climate change is not a hoax; we need bold action: Strongly Favors topic 18
Ran pro-climate firm, worked on "greenest school" in SE: Strongly Favors topic 18
Address climate change to create jobs & keep us competitive: Favors topic 18
Supports fighting climate change: Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Let the states decide on legalizing marijuana: Opposes topic 19
Drug war has ruined thousands of lives: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Invest in training the entrepreneurs of today and tomorrow: Strongly Favors topic 20

Wayne Messam is a Hard-Core Liberal.
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